Ivan Georgiev has captured his first win of the year after leading his teammate to a 1-2 finish in France.
It was all red at the Circuit Paul Ricard when the Italian team set the fastest time during Tuesday Practice, claimed Pole Position at the hands of Cory Mackey, and secured a 1-2 finish including the fastest lap of the race last Thursday.
The race gave us an interesting fight for all steps of the podium with Georgiev, Montero, and Mackey fighting since the start all the way through to the chequered flag. Georgiev managed to lead the race for 30 laps to end at the top of the podium. Meanwhile, his teammate, made a pass on Ezequiel Montero with 2 laps to go to secure the 1-2 finish for Ferrari. Montero had to settle for a third place after dropping 14 seconds behind Mackey. Acosta would be best-of-the-rest in a league of his own finishing 29 seconds behind the lead and making good use of the Hard compound during his third stint. Magasrevy would fend off Higgins after a race-long battle with the Haas driver to finish in 5th by less than a second ahead of the American. Richard Walcott opted for a longer stint with the Hards going for 28 laps, at the end this cost him dearly when he had to make 2 more stops which put him in 7th, it was nonetheless a good result for the Bermudan after starting in 16th place. Fisher would be the first of the Renaults in 8th after having to cope with severe tire degradation. Daniel Sara made his return to finish in 9th after chasing down the leaders in the early stages of the race. Rounding up the point-scoring positions we have Jeff Oppenheim who has once again managed to score points for Toro Rosso.
Ezequiel Montero has managed to score a hattrick after claiming Pole Position, Fastest Lap, and Race victory in the SRHF1 2019 Canadian Grand Prix.
The Argentinian has now retaken the Drivers Championship lead once again after dropping from it in Baku. Second on the grid was Ivan Georgiev for Ferrari a full half a second slower than Montero's. Darren Fisher qualified a surprising 3rd with Cory Mackey lining next to him in 4th. The third row was occupied by Benny Fascelli in 5th and Janos Magasrevy in 6th. Otto Acosta found himself in 7th with Sean Higgins who finally gets into Q2 and in 8th place. Rounding up the top 10 was The Ghost David Carney in 9th and Richard Haynie in 10th for Williams.
Outside the top 10, we had Mat Harto in P11, missing out Q2 by less than one-tenth, his teammate was next to him in P12 a full 3 tenths slower. In row 7 we had Adam Freitas and Jacobo Cardozo. Jeff Oppenheim in 15th along with his Toro Rosso teammate Craig Hunter in 16th. Rounding up the grid we had Mike Conger in P17 and Steve Carney in P18 for McLaren who was unable to set a lap time.